Post # 1
Question for everyone:
Would you downgrade from a diamond ring to a solid gold band?
Curious to see some responses, and I am considering purchasing a solid band to wear for everyday use. i’m not a big fan of rings or hand/wrist jewelry other than my watch. However, I pretty much know I am in the minority here. I do a lot of work with my hands and usually have them in riding gloves or am removing my rings/jewelry when I am working with horses or animals.
Does anyone wear a simple band day to day?
I’m thinking something like this
Post # 2
Mrs_Amanda: There are few things as lovely and timeless as a plain, simple gold band. I really don’t think you can go wrong with it, and it sounds like it would be perfect for you. It would slip easily under riding gloves, etc. Also no worry about getting stones knocked out or prongs bent out of shape. (Also, the bands in the picture you posted are beautiful!)
I am definitely a gal who loves her bling. (Probably too much — ha, ha!) I have a couple of very pretty diamond bands that I love to wear with my ring. But there are days when I feel like scaling back, so I have my original wedding band (which is yellow and white gold — no stones) and a plain rose gold band. I switch those up whenever I’m in the mood for less bling. Sometimes, I wear them with my ring, and sometimes I wear them on their own. Also, when I’m working out or something like that, I wear my plain bands.
If you already have a diamond or gemstone band and/or ERing, then you would have the best of both worlds with the gold band, too. Getting a plain band doesn’t mean you can never wear your “bling” again. It just gives you more options.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I will! I have a simple thin band with milgrain. I actually didn’t want to have any stones in my band. I love that it goes with everything and I never need to fret about losing a stone.
Post # 4
I would not, but then again, I like my engagement ring, DH likes me to wear both rings, and they do not interfere with my job or most of my activities. Wearing bothi is conducive to my lifestyle. If your rings interfere with your job or hobbies and if neither you nor your DH mind you not wearing one of them, then that is your decision alone. Just because it isn’t right for me doesn’t mean it isn’t right for you.
Post # 5
Mrs_Amanda: I adore those rings you posted. Hammered gold has a very elegant and organic look to it. I plan to wear my wedding ring all the time and the engagement ring just sometimes.
Post # 6
My engagement ring has a pavé band, but I feel like I have to take it off ALL the time to keep it from getting grimy. I cook a lot, I like outdoor activities, and I’m a wildlife biologist, so there are a lot of potential dirty things in my life. So, I got a plain low-dome 2mm white gold band for my wedding ring. I will never have to take that sucker off to clean it (or to sleep, shower, clean, work out, etc.), which is exactly why I got it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I would do whatever is convenient and practical. I looove the hammered look of those bands!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I would. I don’t have any *need* to, but if it fit my lifestyle better I would. Keep your fancy rings for special occasions. 🙂
Post # 9
I would if it interfered with my daily life and it was just more practical.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yep, I’m a biologist and when I’m out riding an atv or something for field work, I just wear my plain gold wedding band. I looooooove those ones you posted!!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Phamnomenon: *high five* fellow wildlife biologist! 🙂
Post # 12
If I had to go for a band with no stones I’d get something like this. I love vintage engraved bands.
Post # 13
Mrs_Amanda: Of course. I don’t see myself wearing my engagement ring every day for the rest of my life. I specifically wanted a classic solitaire setting so I could find a more intricate wedding band, but I also plan on purchasing a plain rose gold band. It’s good for travel and later when I just want something no fuss.
Post # 14
I have both a tungsten band and a plain WG milgrain band in addition to my e-ring and my channel set eternity band. I wear my tungsten band to work…I am a nurse and work in the NICU so no stones allowed. The hand sanitizer and constant washing eat through the rhodium so the tungsten is perfect. I wear my plain band with my e-ring or if I just want a day with less bling. I like having the option to change my ring based on what I am doing.
Post # 15
I have both a plain platinum and a diamond band. I enjoy having the option to wear either one.